I build custom cribbage board with exotic hard woods and like to present special decks of cards that compliment the ascetic of the board. This review is from the standpoint of a card game player, not a magician or cardist. Out off the box these cards have a super high quality feel and look. For those curious, there are no double backed cards in this box or any other gimmicks I could find. While the box has gold foil embossing, the back of the cards do not! Really my only complaint, purple and white backs were shown in the picture and were what I was expecting but I think metallic gold ink would have made a lot nicer product. Compared to other high quality $10+ higher decks the major compelling reason to buy these over others for me is their color - purple.